Category Archives: Mountains
Stellar Tuesday – May 14, 2013.
As previously mentioned the weather here in Summit County, Colorado has been overcast, gray, and snowy for nearly 10 weeks so I was ecstatic to get out and shoot on such a clear night a few days back. In this image we see the Summer Milky Way rising over the Williams Fork Range in the Central Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The lights in the background are coming from nearby mountain towns as well as a soft glow from the city of Denver.
The Reds and Greens are what is known as Airglow. Basically, oxygen particles becomes ionized or excited during the day by sunlight. When they try to return to their normal state, they release visible light and microwaves. This is very similar to the way a glow-in-the-dark sticker works. The Green is about 50 miles high in the atmosphere and the Red is higher. For more on: Airglow.
Other news: Breckenridge Theatre Art Gallery show is in the making full swing and its going to cost me a small fortune so I have added a coupon code: BTAG for any order off shop.danielmcvey.com to save 15%. By purchasing now you can help me finance this project. Your order is much appreciated. Thank You.
Stellar Tuesday Astro Image: (Early) Spring Time in the Rockies: Winter Constellations in the West shortly after sunset as the snow recedes from the valley floor.
I am sure by now you are aware that I have been working with International Dark-Sky Association to bring you Dark Sky week from April 5 – 11 but did you know the entire month of April is Global Astronomy Month? I was fortunate enough to have a small contribution of photographer by pairing up with writer Larry Sessions of North American Skies to bring you the article Globe at Night and Online Classes for Astronomers without Borders. Check the article to see “Wildernest Reflection”.
: My Harvest Moon 2012 photo is currently in Issue #26 in the Inspirations section of the Magazine and it provided me with the gift of a brand new camera bag. This is amazing cause I have been putting off getting a new bag for months now. Thank You Landscape Photography Magazine and Fstopgear.Com
The Website has been updated not only with the new ecommerce page: Shop.DanielMcVey.Com
but also with the Gore Range Monochrome Series slideshow. Please take a minute and check the slideshow out which includes sepia toned photos of Summit County’s Gore Range thoughout the year day and night. I ran the series on Facebook and was met with a lot of positive remarks so I brought in slideshow fashion to the webpage.
Don’t forget that April 5 is First Friday at the Denver Photo Art Gallery.
Submission for Astronomy Photograph of the Day (APOD)
Winter Milky Way with Winter Circle ( Capella, Aldebaran, Rigel, Sirius, Procyon, and Castor) Aldebaran (Taurus) Jupiter, and the Pleiades over the Gore Range in Summit County, Colorado.
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Stellar Tuesday: 3/5/13
This weeks Stellar Tuesday image brings us the Winter Triangle which includes Betelgeuse and both Dog Stars: Procyon and Sirius. This shot was made possible by the low angled light of the Full Moon illuminating the snow covered trees in dramatic fashion. Also visible in this this shot: Orion with his dogs.
Originally photographed in the Spring of 2012 this image of Sirius and Orion over the Gore Range is one my favorites. The glow from behind the mountains is coming from the Eagle / Vail area. The light reflecting down from the clouds then scattered by the snow helped to bring out foreground detail along with some post processing in Lightroom 4.0 .
Come down to the Denver Photo Art Gallery (833 Santa Fe – Denver, CO) from 6 – 9+PM where I will be hosting my Photo Gallery. BYOB, come chat, take in the gallery including several other amazing photographers (many of whom will also be there), or just plain get out of the house!